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i couldn't tell you. but i think i don't need to tell you this is a very well planned. event. here and i said. so i'm aware of that commentary as well what i can cite is that that person suggested that we have eliminated that as a possibility there was not but we've also talked about two. devices on two vehicles i'd like to clarify that and say that they were possibly two i.d.'s on one vehicle and we've decided one and we're in the process of deciding the other with the assistance of the defense force with. us. we believe not but of course there's a real heightened seeds. had there within the communities people are being very vigilant and i congratulate them and encourage that but we've dealt with two bags they will have to burn out they didn't either we don't believe they were
a vinnie three. this b. . b. . b. b. the other. we don't have any information to that extent but it's always important to take preventative precautions and that's exactly what we don't rush it you. know i think there was some early reporting of that but i was confused with the fact that forty people would take in the very quickly full of agency medical treatment it was not targeted at. all. i'm not aware of that advice but we have we're giving everyone advice to be very vigilant and take care of yourselves and report any anything that you might find suspicious to us that so that we can respond to made. oh.
i don't have any intelligence to that effect. so you aren't you let's us question. because. i don't have any intelligence to that effect i'm not ruling anything out we have their eyes wide open on this we're being extremely vigilant and to any possibilities and that's what we want to ensure the public that we are right on top of these. well i have a they have a full survival one fails i'm always sending more they should be there from wellington now surrounding districts are sending staff i would imagine that everyone know all of those one thousand stuff wanting to help out on this operation and it's changed how the stream that's. how things how
it's not it's not right. well i think what the prime minister was referring to was what was published post one thirty three pm this afternoon. thank you very much thank you. michelle. ok we've been listening to the new zealand police commissioner mike bush speaking on those on those attacks in christ church he has confirmed that the total number of people who have died is now forty nine he's also confirmed that a male in his twenty's has been charged with murder and will be in court tomorrow he also says that there have been no other threats since that incident and there is massive security around the mosques and warning residents to remain vigilant and so that we can now speak to sam next day is
a resident of christ church and he lives near the mosque he joins us live from there via skype thank you very much for speaking to us at this difficult time you live near the mosques i understand were you aware that these attacks were happening at the time. i was actually at work when the attacks. started so i work twenty minutes out of the set there. but it was around about two o'clock you know news started to filter the destroyer that there'd been a shooting at a mosque in cross should which and you know that sort of news itself was as a shock and i reported that it might be a couple people being been injured so my immediate concern was for my own wash and stephen wake up old. daughter who were harm about a kilometer from the mosque. and
sure they were ok and and then after speaking to say i'm sort of. oversee it we're pretty pretty shocked but you know news keeps filtering through and you know it got worse and worse and all of sudden there were casualties and. well you were in complete shock and do that must've been incredibly frightening police have said that residents of said there's no other threat at the moment that they can see but residents should remain vigilant how are you feeling you and your neighbors feeling about the security situation at the moment. i guess we're still. processing what's actually happened so. where and take shop because you know that's just doesn't doesn't happen in our city the beautiful city of cross. and it doesn't have and new zealand so. i guess we're
in lockdown of sorts. for all. of one's close boy and you know what's in the news and i guess. trying and. and seeing you know loves and supports to the families of the victims. christchurch was the scene of an earthquake a couple of years ago and the residents of christchurch had to go through so much and had to cope with that and now this happens a couple of years a few years later how are you all feeling about this i know you're all in shock what are your first thoughts. it's hard to put into words really because this is quite. really devastated this city but everyone sort of came together and you know the rebuild is still happening for most
is quite so even though the maija one of the. better it is ago now so it's it's been a tough road but you know we've sort of rebuilt our laws and rebuilt the city and for something like this to happen now. as david just resign and it's a real. it's a real kick in the guts and it's really. it in you know no it's quite because a natural phenomenon it's hard to blame anyone for that kind of trauma but but you know the con of devastation is manmade it's comes from height comes from. anger it comes from. intolerance to communities and when you see that in this country not you so that in a city so. it's a cruel blow really after what the city thanks for. as you said you know this is so
unusual and quite scary for a new zealand is not a place for violent crimes please don't even carry guns regularly do you think things have to change now. for that that they didn't. we like to think that we live in a safe community and. nowhere in the world is going to be one hundred percent sized but i think certainly in the name maybe an immediate term short term yes the police will have to carry weapons carry guns. with that that is a long term prospect it's hard to know but i guess. to feel protected inside that's probably what is going to try now is certainly at the stage he spoke of you young children how would you and you know they're very young at the moment but if you had to look back at our look forward and explain this incident this horrible attack to them how would you explain it to them.
that's a really good question. you know there's a lot of people out there now well. sort of get to bed in the wrong direction get lead astray. brainwashed. taught to be angry at the world or talk to. people it's certain religion it's people from different backgrounds. and this was one mayor in. a number of people that. gone down that i suppose and wife and. they chose to do that for whatever reason you can't really explain it but all we can do is kids with love and understanding and empathy. for everyone but no matter what the background i sat next to
a really good to speak to saying thank you for taking the time to speak to us and our thoughts are with you your family and your community thank you ok earlier we spoke to christchurch based journalist laura to peru on the phone and she has the latest on the security measures that are still in place there. so told us there are still bodies on the ground top of the lodge at the mosque they say that if there were a shares who was wearing military gear how much and holding a high powered machine gun and now this man had a few been painted but it's long but the shooting it was purportedly live streamed and we understand. it provided the trying to hike down eighty any video of that that is online none of the people crew who have died have been identified at that stage in the prime of the one of al jocker studies in the woods domestica living the maria new zealand this happened on a friday after their local time over to go grid lock down that way left the people
have to go harm around the mosques now there are still cordoned in place and there are hundreds of people gathering family members of people who believe their loved ones are lost just looking for a b. in my action possible place by those people can be there because they are social workers talk to them their plight fated to talk to them maybe one who is going to be like you to anyone who might have been caught up and that should read my column will be continuing our coverage of those match shootings and new zealand and bringing you the latest information on that but for now we're going to take a short break and bring in some other news we'll be going to gaza where we're pries alleged attack israel says it has one hundred hamas targets and gaza up to rockets are fired at tel aviv or brain more information on that too.
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you're watching our desire we are continuing our coverage of the mass shootings new zealand's christchurch city and here's a quick recap of what we know so far the police have confirmed that forty nine people have been killed after two mosques came under attack during friday prayers they have charged one person with murder and three others were detained the police have recovered a number of firearms. a new zealand's prime minister just a has called it a terrorist attack well these ilands prominent citizen darden says the shootings
were an attack on her country's values we new zealand we were not a target because we are a site for those who hate. we were not chosen for the sake of violence because we condone racism because we're an on clay for extremism. we would chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things because we represent diversity kindness compassion hung for those who share our values. for those who need it and those values i can assure you will not and cannot be shaken by this attack. let's hear from new zealand police commissioner mike but. so far one person. in his late twenty's has been charged with murder and should appear in the christchurch court tomorrow morning.
three other people were ever handed we believe one of those persons. who was armed and was of the same my it had nothing to do with this incident. and the two other people that have been apprehended began a position of farms in the general dharma we are working through to understand what their involvement is we have recovered a number of firearms from both of the saints one would have a new endings here and. i would like to assure everyone around new zealand. that every available police and emergency resource. with other government agencies and defense force are doing everything they can to keep their communities. we have had no other three s.
since we responded to this incident. we. working with a wide range of community to give support to everyone who needs it we have staff around the country ensuring. that everyone is keep safe and that includes. the famous and special tactics groups right across the country being very vigilant and having a presence around all of their mosques to ensure nothing further the kids. mama drama was the heads of the on their mosque and he gave an account of his encounter with the shooter. the time is air one forty pm the area in front of me and then the gate for us to get and he came in to bust one person and he have short man one hundred fifty meters and here helmer and he's given the got
a glass just and here's the address of the military and he's begun machine gun of the m. sixteen one and it is where she felt of doubt another getting a gun. and here bust a what it would and not talk me here looking and not the week he started a guard is starting a shooting and the people of the. issues and the shooting and the me i'm running that's a good insight and you go one by one if you kill him and some people don't. greg barton is a terrorism expert and chair of global islamic politics at deakin university and he joins us now on the phone from melbourne thanks very much for speaking to us i first have to ask you give us a sense of how unusual and invents like this that's been labeled as a terrorist attack by the prime minister in new zealand. where we didn't
progress to use the words terror of evidence points so strong military action but this is really the first major terror attack that even is able to tell a couple of people tried completely given to don't join bubonic story at least one who succeeded no other. terror attack loose of course with a terror attack of a very large scale back other marines the last time there was a shooting to be used even not remotely so real national teams are part of the sorts of mood is a very uncommon much of something like this it is quite out of the room. one of the journalists in the press conference quite a pertinent question asking why this this was so on the police knew so little about the threat of this and why it seemed to be under the radar and whether it was because the focus is mostly on other kinds of extremism rather than right wing extremism. it's a good question i know when a strategy australia and new zealand look very closely the course of this five
country a father start with a bit of canada u.k. in the us and although you didn't involve always conversations about terrorism i had a report in itself but in australia the focus is very much iraq we've created a lot because it has manifested yet because it's so prominent in europe and us that police are saying it's not a question of of of when of if it's question of when and where the course is now alive so he didn't place would have been aware of it very closely there shouldn't catapults i think the reality is that risk does appear to be a lot of nectar attack with it was one below that to whether you had one or two people helping him they were still somebody really a very small were flying on the right communicating on a lot previously it was defined so you could be sure that immediately was a good frantically going back through social media posts and into that communications to trying to get with them on the other that large planning a second stage of attack and trying to make sure they could contain your trade
media comments we didn't place we just think with a bit to get to just cross church they won't take anything for granted but please more recent comments we heard from the commission of physics the thread of hope that it moves just this one individual maybe with some local help and that lead to a movie straight in the forty's to really think about it couples probably records hadn't done anything before so it was the press week long necked the situation that has become the scenario that so hard to disinvest with a little bit of its logic text not against these are not for tax and spend thinking about the social media we understand that video footage was widely circulated on social media apparently taken by the gunmen posted alive. and then spread around that can you tell us what the impact of this would have particularly in an attack like this and does it give the danger of copycat attacks from happening. it's certainly done so i mean this attack was crisp the military style apparently wanting to help the camera attached to the helmet as soldiers do and leave
a live stream we expect very disturbing prove each of course he wants conventional media to broadcast the speech and it was with this guy just really maybe the softer than it was but that's what happened possibly switch with your good speech is kind of almost inevitable perhaps but there's a listen we learned about the terrorist what they want to look flying the plane because it's one of the biggest threats no you're not so much that somebody would be directly associated with this gunman but that i would be inspired to act you can be because they see how we lose and that they feel they going to go and do something that otherwise would not have. been prepared to pursue because i so we've seen this with a vehicle attack from pedestrians here why then do car to run for their street has become all too familiar that scratch a copycat whatever the motive of the person driving and we'll see the same thing with the world war you will of understood us about what that somebody will look at
this and say with that that was pretty easy to do you know look at much control go on with the sense greg barton terrorism experts at deakin university speaking to us from melbourne thank you very much for your insight and analysis and of course be bringing our viewers all the latest on this attack and in christchurch where police have confirmed forty nine people have died from two attacks at attacks at two mosques during friday prayers today ok we'll be moving on for some other news and israel has launched air strikes on gaza just hours after two rockets fell near tel aviv. early morning explosions were reported in the besieged gaza strip and israel says it heads around one hundred hamas military targets. you know abraham has live for us and our ma in the occupied west bank what more what other details can you tell us let's start with the latest video we've heard
from israeli media quoting israeli military officials say that the missile that the rockets that have been launched from gaza into israel yesterday have been fired by mistake they believe that low level have asked are to be blamed for launching these rockets this goes with what we've heard from hamas yesterday basically they have denied any involvement in launching these rockets and they have said that they will they will target those who are deemed responsible for launching them also we've seen another sign of a mass wanting to deescalate the situation on its end the weekly massive protests and to go into the gaza's fence with israel have been postponed today due to the situation that happened overnight now given that the mention of this is level hamas operatives launching this attack is there an effort to deescalate it now. definitely there for it's by the u.n.
special coordinator to nickel who has been talking with different parties to deescalate the situation but let's remember that the egyptian delegation that was negotiating between israel and gaza for the long term sees fire agreement as reported has been in the gaza strip so there has been efforts by all parties to bring calm as into the region as well as this is happening in the context of the israeli elections we know that israeli prime minister netanyahu wanted to show and if used his right wing voters that he can curb hamas in gaza but at the same time he didn't want it to be a full on a war that will go out of control and give us a sense of the situation they're in in the west bank and gaza about how people are feeling at the moment you know we've seen a move towards the u.s. in particular and preparing israel more is there is this people just feeling
disillusioned and perhaps why there's been such a reaction there has been definitely a growing frustration by many u.s. measures that started with. jerusalem as the israeli capital and continued with stopping the financial aid that was going to the palestinian authority you will feel a definite frustration in the street over this has not been taken to the streets yet we haven't seen massive protests here and there but of course if any escalations happens in the gaza strip this will heat up the situation much further thank you very much media abraham speaking to us from ramallah on the latest israeli gaza situation thank you. friday marks the eighth anniversary of the syrian uprising against president bashar al assad at least three hundred seventy thousand people have been killed in the conflict so far. in march twenty seventh as
series of protests started in several cities the mass outrage was over the torturing of fifteen schoolchildren who wrote antigovernment graffiti in their are by two thousand and twelve armed officers groups began seizing control of parts of their eastern aleppo and homes the syrian kurds had also begun to effectively control kurdish dominated areas after the withdrawal of government troops then in june twenty fourth teen abu bakar of bugs that he announced the coalition of so-called eisel callus it and within a year i saw fighters had captured large parts of syria in september twenty fifth dina russia sent warplanes to enter the conflict tipping the balance of power towards a regime government forces regained control of rebel held areas such as eastern aleppo that i and all and that brings us to twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen where we saw the final push against iso by u.s. led coalition troops which forced fighters to retreat from their strongholds and
here's where we are now the government has regained control of much of the country the opposition is confined to the northwestern province of idlib the kurds control nearly a quarter of syrian territory and i still is on the verge of losing its last remaining on clay. the war may be winding down but it certainly is not over eight years into this conflict and millions of people feel that they have no place in bashar al assad syria and harder has this report from beirut in neighboring lebanon. eighty years of human suffering. syrians continue to bury their children. sixteen year old muhammad and his fourteen year old sister only were killed in government artillery strikes. we buried them in a mass grave i didn't see them because it would be unbearable they were burned no
flesh no bones. there is an active frontline between the government and opposition in the southern countryside of rebel controlled where a ceasefire should be in place. was instead almost two hundred civilians have been killed since the beginning of the year. thousands have been forced to flee in recent weeks adding to the millions already displaced many of them displaced multiple times. from us the bombardment forced us to leave our home in the northern countryside of homes we escape to aleppo and to east homes. and know if you have to move from the front lines there is nowhere safe. there is little peace even in government controlled territories where rights groups report arbitrary arrests and
a return to repressive rule so-called reconciliation agreements in former opposition held areas are not being respected. the most recent cases were documented were six civil defense volunteers were detained for no reason there are many other cases where people are afraid to provide information because they fear the intelligence service or. the absence of the rule of law on account of the security agencies or some of the reasons why syrians were belled in two thousand and eleven the regime refused reforms back then and chose to crackdown pushing the opposition to take up arms. the syrian president is still refusing demands for change the international community wants bashar assad to engage in a credible political process that would lead to a new constitution and free elections but political reform would mean giving up power and the syrian leadership is unlikely to hand over what it didn't lose on the
battlefield. it has been some countries have already started to normalize ties with his government but much of the international community accepted until political reforms are in place. and there remains the problem in the north of the country much of which is not controlled by the government and is being fought over by the beni interested parties and the millions who live there can't and won't return to syria for them the war is far from over. beirut. china's economic slowdown and the trade war with the u.s. were at the top of the agenda for chinese legislators scouted gathered in beijing and nearly three thousand delegates and doris addressed the concerns of trading partners in europe and the u.s. and heroes discouraged officials from pressuring foreign investors to hand over technology and this comes amid a series of u.s.
chinese negotiations aimed at ending the tariff war between the two countries it and brown has this update from beijing. this was the final day of the national people's congress held here in the great hall of the people in tiananmen square the almost three thousand n.p.c. delegates knew what was expected of them and so the outcome of their vote was never going to be into out the n.p.c. doesn't block legislation or place checks on party leaders they have endorsed an amendment to the foreign investment law this is something analysts say which goes some way to answering the criticisms of the trumpet ministration which says china simply doesn't allow a level playing field for foreign investors in this country inferi the new law will end the practice whereby foreign companies are forced to hand over their intellectual property as a condition for doing business in their country also they won't have to enter into
joint ventures in future but the key words are interpretation and informant remember the courts here in china are still controlled by the communist party later the premier league held his annual news conference where he took questions which are vetted in advance from foreign journalists as always it was the economy the dominated foreign investment law that's been passed here appears to be an olive branch to the united states it's still unclear though where the president xi jinping and president donald trump will meet again some time in the next few weeks and whether indeed they can sign a deal to finally resolve their trade differences and sell and ahead there on our desire an addition to updating you on his heel and of course we're talking about brad pitt and bringing you the latest on that stay with us.